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New VBDO AGM sustainability thema 2023 is advocacy & lobbying

20/01/2023

Every year, the VBDO asks material questions (engagement) to the directors of around 40 Dutch-listed companies to promote sustainable business operations. We ask these questions during general shareholders’ meetings (AGMs) in response to three themes in environment, social and good […]

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VBDOs AGM priority themes for 2023

20/01/2023

Since 1995 we have been a loyal visitor to general shareholders’ meetings (AGMs). Every year, we ask critical questions to the directors of around 40 Dutch, listed companies, to promote sustainable business operations. During the engagement process, the most material […]

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Supermarkets and FMCGs are not taking responsibility to reduce plastic

23/11/2022

Publication: Publicatie: Plastic Perspectives - An overview of the plastic activities of European and UK grocery retailers and FMCGs

Research among 18 European and UK multinationals shows that supermarkets and FMCGs are predominantly focused on recycling. Companies should aim for more ambitious and concrete targets to effectively reduce plastic use according to Plastic Perspectives, a report by the Dutch […]

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HUMAN

HUMAN – Access to Remedy

13/12/2022

NB. There is no recording available for this event. However, its speaker presentations can be found on this webpage.  Every year, VBDO organizes the human rights event HUMAN, in collaboration with EY, CNV International and ABN AMRO. HUMAN is intended […]

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VBDO Webinar: Plastic Perspectives

02/11/2022

Plastic perspectives: an overview of listed EU+UK FMCGs and grocery retailers’ plastic strategy Note: This webinar is in English On November 23rd, VBDO presented her most recent study on plastic footprints, ambitions and plastic lobbying in listed European and UK […]

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EU Tax Transparency Benchmark

EU + NL Tax Transparency Benchmark Seminar

08/12/2022

On December 8, VBDO presents the EU and NL edition of the 2022 Tax Transparency Benchmark, including 104 listed companies. The benchmark and awards will be presented at the EU + NL Tax Transparency Seminar at Robeco, Rotterdam. Hybrid Seminar […]

VDO agm report 2022

Biodiversity found to be important theme for Dutch listed companies

30/06/2022

Publication: AGM engagement report 2022 - Keep Up

For 85% of Dutch companies conservation of biodiversity is seen as important; Financial institutions in particular are putting pressure on companies for improvement; Only 26% of the companies surveyed have concrete objectives for preserving biodiversity. Biodiversity finally on the agenda […]

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VBDO supports CSR platform call to Minister Schreinemacher

The European Commission recently published a proposal for rules for sustainable and responsible business in global supply chains. The proposal includes a due diligence obligation for companies and a promise that governments will monitor compliance with the rules. However, according […]

AGM calendar Dutch stock listed companies

AGM calendar 2022

22/02/2022

Since our foundation in 1995, the VBDO has attended the general meetings of shareholders (AGMs) of the biggest Dutch stock listed companies. We want the impact of our engagement to be as great as possible. That is why we prioritize […]

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NN Group winnaar Tax Transparency Award 2021

21/12/2021

NN Group has won the Tax Transparency Award for the third year in a row. NN scored 32 out of 35 points, the same as last year. Second place goes to Philips (31 points). The results of the VBDO Tax […]

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VBDO applauds growing Dutch tax transparency and use of GRI 207: Tax standard

02/12/2021

Publication: Tax Transparency Benchmark 2021 - A comparative study of 77 Dutch listed companies

VBDO presents seventh Tax Transparency Benchmark on December 2nd, 2021; This year, the overall average company score reached an all-time high of 50%, double the score since VBDO first conducted this research in 2015; Six out of 77 companies have […]

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Let PostNL pay a fair price for delivery

Auteur: Mart van Kuijk & Hester Holtland, Project Managers Sustainable Investment, VBDO - 26/11/2021

We have seen serious situations in parcel delivery for a number of years, with the new low on Monday morning being raids by the labor inspectorate at PostNL in Belgium. This once again revealed serious abuses, including parcel deliverers who […]

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